People who use methamphetamine exhibit all sorts of strange behaviour, tests on fruit flies show the same behaviours. Once a frier always frier. Of course the tests couldn’t establish tweakers propensity to continually lie, cheat even after they have stopped using the drug. The pathology of the drug is such that once rooted their brains remain rooted:
A new study published in the Journal of Toxicological Sciences shows that fruit flies on methamphetamine “drastically reduce their food intake and increase their physical activity, just as humans do.” The U. of Illinois study tracked metabolic and behavioral changes in fruit flies on meth, and suggests that starvation is a primary driver of methamphetamine-related death in the little winged tweekers. Meth is, of course, not all that great for humans either. It “burdens the body with toxic metabolic byproducts and weakens the heart, muscles and bones,” and “alters energy metabolism in the brain and kills brain cells.”
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